Sure, but how about the nature policing the capital? Officers are more and more likely to be seen on bikes, motorcycles, cars and even Segways, but that doesn’t mean that local police forces have rid themselves of the horses that used to be part and parcel of maintaining order in District.

In fact, the Metropolitan Police Department went in exactly the opposite direction in 2001, when Police Chief Charles Ramsey reinstated the House Mounted Division that had been abandoned some 70 years earlier. (Check out some great historical pictures here.) Wrote the Post’s Petula Dvorak of Ramsey’s decision:

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